Principal LeErica Warren:

My name is LeErica Warren, and I am delighted to be your Principal. The first year in my new position is being marked by COVID, but the struggles it is producing are only causing me to grow. This is my eleventh year with the James Irwin schools. In the last four years, I was your assistant Principal, and I learned so much about who we are as a school and am excited to watch us grow. We have a spectacular team of people working here, and I know that we will accomplish great things as a school.

Before stepping into the administrative role, I was a middle school science teacher at the main campus. That is where I learned all about the James Irwin philosophy and fell in love with what they stood for. When they announced that we were starting the PTEC school, I knew I would work there. I grew up in a family of wood workers, gear heads, plumbers, truck drivers, and construction workers, and knew that I could make my mark in a similar fashion.

My amazing husband Tim of 25 years and our son Dominique have supported me through my Bachelor’s of Human Services Management and my Master’s of Curriculum and Instruction.  When I decided my calling was to be in education, my family rose to the challenge with me. Watching me work full-time, go to school full-time, and raise a family helped my son see what it would take to move into higher education. Recently Dominique made his father and I even more proud when he decided to join the Air Force.

My heart is geared to serve, and I can think of no finer community to serve than the staff and families of Power Technical.

Assistant Principal Lizzy McQuiddy:

My name is Lizzy McQuiddy, and I am the Assistant Principal at PTEC.

I received my Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, 4-8 Math, from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013 and earned my Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Denver in 2020.

I began my career in education in 2013 as a sixth grade teacher in Allen, TX (A-Up!), then moved to Colorado for these beautiful mountains in 2016 where I found the James Irwin community. I helped open PTEC as a middle school math and science teacher. Later, I transitioned to the assessment coordinator and instructional coach.

I am married to my wonderful husband, David, and together we are fur parents to our two pups, Penelope the schnauzer and Phoebe the goldendoodle. We enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors of this beautiful state.

What is important for you to know about me is how passionate I am about helping others and building community. I dreamed of becoming a teacher ever since kindergarten, and that passion has only intensified. Now I have the opportunity to extend the reach of my passions beyond a single classroom to our school and community. Words cannot express my excitement to serve our students, staff, and parents.

Although my top priority is being in classrooms to support learning for students and teachers, I am always just an email or phone call away.  Thank you for entrusting me to grow our James Irwin community with passionate, curious lifelong learners.

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LeErica Warren Principal
Lizzy McQuiddy Assistant Principal
Chad Baker Dean of Students
Donna Greene Career Development Advisor
Olga Longoria Administrative Assistant
Lisa Rice Receptionist
Alex Rice Dean’s Assistant
English Department
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Josh Abbott Spanish/Character
Janessa Beatty English
Anthony Krajewski English
Jeremy Samora English
History Department
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Kelly Dias History/Keyboarding
Chuck Duray History/Character
Ryan Kollasch History
Mike McChesnie History
Math Department
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Austin Allen Math
Richard Joyce Math
Mary Lett Math
Patricia Samora Math
CTE Department
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Trevor Bartosik CTE – Welding
Brandon Espinoza CAD/Engineering
Scott Heim CTE – Woodshop
Angelo Jaramillo CTE – Construction
Chris Picinich CTE – Machining
Science Department
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Rebecca Giallongo Science
Taylor Hanks Science
Theodore Reynolds Science/Work Ethic
Hillary Douglas Learning Specialist